environmental exposure

Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

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Common pesticide behind beehive collapse


April 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Imidacloprid, a common pesticide, may have been responsible for the sharp worldwide decline of honeybee colonies since 2006, says a study.Pinpointing the cause of the problem ... Read more...

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Exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality: Study


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A University of Granada study has shown that exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality.Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may lead fertility problems in female offspring


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has found that exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring.Fertility decreased over time in female mice that ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cigarettes, French fries ‘can increase Alzheimer’s risk’


November 18th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A research has concluded that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes - which are found in the smoke inhaled from cigarettes, the exhaust of ... Read more...

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Understanding gene-environment interaction for a psychosis model


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Psychotic disorders vary greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals.This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, ... Read more...

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Baby’s nappy reveals mum’s smoking habits


August 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that the first stools that a baby passes after being born can actually be used to determine how much their mother smoked, or if she ... Read more...

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High plastic chemical levels in urine ruins males’ sex drive


May 28th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Rising levels of an organic chemical, found in a wide variety of plastic consumer products, in urine causes decreased sexual drive, more difficulty in an erection, lower ejaculation ... Read more...

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Increasing urine BPA level tied to worsening male sexual function


May 28th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Raising Bisphenol-A levels in urine is linked to worsening male sexual function, according to a study.The Kaiser Permanente research has been published online in the Journal of Andrology.Increasing ... Read more...

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US panel criticized for over stating Cancer risks in a report


May 7th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cancer Society of the US has sharply criticized a dire government report on cancer risks, as they believe that the report overstates its claim. The ... Read more...

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Popular nanoparticle can cause toxicity in fish


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A study by researchers at Purdue University has shown that a nanoparticle growing in popularity as a bactericidal agent is toxic to fish.Tested on fathead minnows - an ... Read more...

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Despite relentless paint-job, iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge rusting


January 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 30 (ANI): Despite its reputation for being privy to a relentless paint job, Australia's legendary Sydney Harbour Bridge is rusting.Australia's Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has admitted that large ... Read more...

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Lead paradox could lead to new therapy for Lou Gehrig’s disease


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that high level of lead, which is a neurotoxic heavy metal, can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease-a finding that ... Read more...

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Common plastic chemical ‘contributes to ADHD in kids’


November 20th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A plastic chemical found in consumer products, such as toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items appears to contribute to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids, say researchers.Korean ... Read more...

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Both genetics and environmental factors determine asthma risk


November 7th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): It's not just genes, environmental exposure too determines if a person would develop asthma, says a leading expert.Dr. Fernando D. Martinez, director of Arizona Respiratory Center, said that ... Read more...

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How plants can rid themselves of pesticide residues


October 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.The study, by ... Read more...

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Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk ‘ups testicular cancer risk’


September 25th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk might give rise to many male reproductive problems, finds a new study.The researchers showed that evironmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), commonly ... Read more...

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Natural hormone helps plants get rid of pesticide residue


September 10th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring hormone that helps plants rid themselves of certain pesticide residues. Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, ... Read more...

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Natural plant hormone can help plants eliminate pesticide residues


September 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese researchers have discovered a natural plant hormone that can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.Researchers have been seeking new ways of minimizing pesticide residues that ... Read more...

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French farmers exposed to pesticides more prone to Parkinson’s disease


June 5th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that professional exposure of French farm workers to pesticides makes them prone to Parkinson's disease (PD).The researchers observed that the risk ... Read more...

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Smoking during first trimester of pregnancy may lead to oral clefts in newborns


December 19th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Mothers who smoke during the first trimester of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth to newborns with cleft lip, according to a study.The extensive ... Read more...

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Self-healing polymer coatings may soon make car scratches history


December 10th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Even a small scratch on your brand new car can leave you heartbroken, however, with self-healing coatings for surfaces, scrapes will become history, claim researchers behind the ... Read more...

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Autumn-born babies more likely to get asthma


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Infants born in the autumn season are at a greater risk of developing childhood asthma, according to a new study.The new research from Vanderbilt University has found ... Read more...

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Study shows individual genome changes over a lifetime


June 25th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Certain types of chemical, or epigenetic marks on an individual's DNA sequence change during his or her lifetime and the amount of change is similar among family ... Read more...

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Non-stick coatings may be hazardous to health


February 20th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Non-stick coatings used in cookware can damage the liver and weaken the immune systems, thus posing a higher risk of catching diseases, says a new study.Jennifer M. Keller, ... Read more...

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Heavy peanut intake by parents can lead to allergies in kids


January 1st, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
London, January 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that infants whose parents gorge on peanuts have a higher likelihood of developing allergies to them.Conducted for the Food Standards Agency by ... Read more...

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